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Calystegia subacaulis
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Hillside False Bindweed
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Calystegia subacaulis

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About Hillside False Bindweed (Calystegia subacaulis) Calystegia subacaulis is a species of morning glory known by the common name hillside false bindweed. It is endemic to California, where it grows in the North and Central California Coast Ranges and the San Francisco Bay Area, in woodland and chaparral scrub habitat. Calystegia subacaulis is a hairy perennial herb growing from a woody caudex or a rhizome and extending stems no longer than about 20 centimeters. The leaves are 3 or 4 centimeters long and triangular or arrowhead shaped with small side lobes. The inflorescence produces morning glory flowers atop short peduncles. Each flower is 3 to 6 centimeters wide and white or cream in color, often tinted with light purple.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
7.9 in (20.1 cm)

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
13' - 4155'

Annual Precip. ?
9.9" - 71.2"

Summer Precip. ?
0.19" - 0.71"

Coldest Month ?
42.0° F - 51.5° F

Hottest Month ?
61.0° F - 76.3° F

Humidity ?
0.44 vpd - 25.22 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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